According to today’s Daily Mail, Manchester City are prepared to offer Chelsea captain John Terry £1million a month in wages to move to Eastlands. City are prepared to offer Chelsea £50m for the England center-half.
City have already had two bids of up to £32m rejected for a player who will be 29 in December. They are prepared to increase Terry’s current £135,000-a-week deal to a staggering £250,000, which is in the same league as the £200,000 a week net that Cristiano Ronaldo will earn in his first year at Real Madrid.
Terry is believed to be tempted by the massive salary on offer by City as anyone would. Other newspaper reports say that Terry is said to be frustrated at the lack of big-name signings at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are said to be confident that Terry will stay and are said to be offering him an improved deal that will put him on the same salary as their highest earners, Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack, on £140,000 a week.
If Terry stays at Chelsea for £140,000 a week and turns down the £250,000 a week offer from Man City I will be surprised. Terry has 4-5 years left playing at the highest levels and then his football career is over. I cannot see him going into TV, so the money he earns in the next five years is to support him and his family for the rest of his life.
There is a big difference then between the £60m he will earn at Man City and the £36m he will earn at Chelsea in the next five years. Can he really turn down an extra
£24m? Could you?